News Archive


Our new Trustee Cllr. Mitchell Goldie

We are very  proud to announce that Cllr. Mitchell Goldie is joining our Board of Trustees.

In 2018, Mitchell, aged 19,  was elected as the youngest councillor in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. In 2022, he was re-elected and he is currently serving as Opposition Chief Whip.

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16th Year Anniversary

On January 8th 2024  we  celebrate sixteen years since our founder, Avril Mill BEM started  The Dream Factory and moved into our offices so very kindly donated  by SEE Services.   Sixteen years later, an incredible 660 dreams have been granted to children and young people with life limiting or  life-threatening conditions.  We are looking forward to  making many more dreams come true.


Santa Visited Chingford

In the lead up to Christmas over £4,600 was raised  for The Dream Factory by our supporter  Cllr. Mitchell Goldie and his Christmas Santa Tour took place in the Chingford area.

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A Christmas message from our Founder Avril Mills BEM

This time of year can be very difficult and emotional for many people. Some cannot afford to buy presents for their children, some cannot afford turkey with all the trimmings, and some have lost loved ones and find Christmas difficult every year.

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Santa’s Arrived

Santa with the help of our supporter Mitchell Goldie and our Ambassadors Imogen and Cerys otherwise know as The Wing Sisters raised over £500 at Santa’s pop up grotto. Thank you for raising an amazing amount to make more dreams come true.  

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All I want for Christmas……

All I want for Christmas……
Eight  year old Amir would love nothing more than to have his Christmas Wish List granted. 
Amir was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2019 and has undergone treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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Party Time at our Ladies’ Lunch

For months our Dream Team have been arranging raffle donations, selling tables, organising the artists,  making plans, conferring on the WhatsApp groups, wrapping the ladies’ gifts, liaising with our Patrons, Ambassadors and Guests… and it was all worth it. What an amazing day! UPDATE We raised over £17,000 at this event. Thank you to everyone who supported us.

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Quizzers Raise over £700

Thank you to everyone at The Tandoori Lounge in Hornchurch, Essex for hosting a great fun quiz  and raising a wonderful £700. If you would like to host your own event and support us, please get in touch.


RIP Suzie

We recently paid our respects to a beautiful lady inside and out. A fabulous volunteer and a wonderful friend Suzie Nathan. We send our love to all your family and your sunshine sisters, our Patron Vicki Michelle MBE, volunteer June Hayes and Ann. You will be missed so much.


You smashed it, Lola!

Well done  to Lola Gardiner and her parents  who completed 10k in the Vitality London Race. They were running In memory of best friend Ruby, whilst raising money for our fantastic charity.  It ‘s not too late to donate !

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Wanstead Disability Festival

A fabulous day was had when The Dream Factory attended The Disability Festival held on the 9th August at Wanstead London E11.   We were very grateful for the help from our  volunteers Tracey and Sam from Haslers  Accountants and also our volunteer Dream Maker Linda.

 It was lovely to see our Ambassadors Aiden, Grace and Isaac supporting this event.  We had such a lovely day  and it was  a great opportunity to meet the local community and raise awareness of The Dream Factory

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Chloe and Lucy’s Raffle

Amazing children Chloe aged eleven and Lucy aged eight raised over £300 for The Dream Factory when they organised a raffle at their King’s Coronation Street Party

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